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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of uncertain origin. Compare Old Khmer hlūṅa, hlvaṅa, hlwṅa, hloṅa, hlaṅa, hlūeṅa, hlūoṅa, lūṅa(title and constituent of a title of the mandarinate); Modern Khmer ហ្លួង(luŏng).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic หลวง
h l w ŋ
Phonemic หฺลวง
h ̥ l w ŋ
Paiboon lǔuang
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /lu(ː)a̯ŋ˩˩˦/

AdjectiveEdit

หลวง ‎(lǔuang)

  1. chief; leading; major; principal.
  2. governmental.
  3. great; large.
  4. public.
  5. royal.

NounEdit

หลวง ‎(lǔuang)

  1. (historical)
    1. the Thai noble rank above ขุน(kǔn) and below พระ(prá).
    2. person holding such rank.
  2. (colloquial) a term of address or honorific for a religious figure or statue, as a priest, monk, image, sculpture, etc.

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